Grossularia hirtella

Comprehensive Description

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Grossularia hirtella (Michx.) Spach, Hist. Veg. 6 : 180. 1838
Ribes hirtellum Michx. Fl. Bor. Am. 1 : 111. 1803.
Ribes saxosum Hook. Fl. Bor. Am. 1 : 231. 1832.
Ribes oxyacanthoides saxosum Coville, Contr. U. S. Nat. Herb. 4: 100. 1893. (As to name.)
Ribes huronense Rydb.; Britton, Man. 487. 1901. •
Ribes oxyacanthoides calcicola Fernald, Rhodora 7 : 155. 1905.
A shrub 6-12 dm. high, with slender, mostly esetose branches, but sometimes bristly ; bark of the older branches dark-brown, the young shoots gray and glabrous ; nodal spines usually wanting, if present subulate, 12 mm. long or less. I^eaves ovate-orbicular to reniform-orbicular in outline, incisely 3-5-lobed and dentate, mostly cuneate at the base, varying to subcordate, thin, 2-6 cm. wide, glabrous or sparingly pubescent, not glandular, the slender petioles often bearing long hairs; peduncles 1-3-flowered, not longer than the petioles ; bracts only about 1.5 mm. long, much shorter than the pedicels; ovary glabrous, rarely pubescent or with stalked glands ; hypanthium greenish, narrowly campanulate, glabrous or sparingly villous, about 3 mm. long, equaling or a little shorter than the green or purplish sepals ; petals obovate, about half as long as the stamens ; style villous ; berry glabrous, or rarely with stalked glands, purple or black, globose, 8-10 mm. in diameter.
Type locality : Saguenay River {Quebec).
Distribution : Newfoundland to New Jersey, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, ^uth Dakota, and Manitoba.
bibliographic citation
Frederick Vernon Coville, Nathaniel Lord Britton, Henry Allan Gleason, John Kunkel Small, Charles Louis Pollard, Per Axel Rydberg. 1908. GROSSULARIACEAE, PLATANACEAE, CROSSOSOMATACEAE, CONNARACEAE, CALYCANTHACEAE, and ROSACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 22(3). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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